Spanish residence abroad

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All our students of Spanish have the opportunity to spend up to a year abroad studying in Spain or another Spanish-speaking country. During this time, you'll make substantial linguistic progress, acquiring a deeper knowledge and appreciation of your host country. This part of your degree will also allow you to develop personally and academically, and prepare you for your final year of study on your return.

Students who choose to study when abroad find it an extremely rewarding and fulfilling experience.

How we support you

We provide you with support and advice before and during your study abroad year.

Before, you will have regular meetings with Residence Abroad tutors in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies and in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, as well as access to online information. You’ll also be able to network with returning students for first-hand advice about living and studying overseas.

During your year abroad, you'll have support at your host institution, and your Residence Abroad tutors will be in regular touch with you, too. You will also continue to have an Academic Personal Tutor at Leeds.

On your return, we'll ask you to share your experiences and make the most of your new and improved skills and experience to benefit students preparing to do what you have just done!


We have many partner universities across the Spanish-speaking world where you can choose to study, including:


  • Universidad de Alcalá

  • Universidad de Barcelona

  • Universidad de Deusto

  • Universidad de Jaén

  • CEU Universidad San Pablo, Madrid

  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid

  • Universidad de Málaga

  • Universidad de Murcia

  • Universidad de Oviedo

  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

  • Universidad de Valencia

  • Universidad de Zaragoza

Spanish-speaking Latin America


  • Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires

  • Universidad de San Andres, Buenos Aires


  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

Costa Rica

  • Universidad Latina, San Pedro


  • Universidad de Guadalajara

  • Universidad de las Américas, Puebla


  • Universidad Católica del Uruguay, Montevideo

Find out more by exploring our destinations map.